• The ModGolf Podcast: What Is Your Superpower? - Amy Bockerstette, I Got This Foundation Ambassador And Down Syndrome Golfer Advocate

    In this episode of The ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, interviewed Amy Bockerstette who first came to prominence in the public eye during the moment that Colin describes below. 

    "On Jan. 29, 2019 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s Dream Day on the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, Amy Bockerstette, who has Down syndrome, demonstrated to the golfing world what a determined athlete with self-confidence and a positive attitude can achieve.

    While playing with PGA TOUR players Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar during the Tuesday practice round, Amy hit the par 3 tee shot 117 yards into a greenside bunker, splashed her sand shot to within 8 feet of the pin, and made her par putt in front of a roaring crowd."

    The I GOT THIS Foundation was born out of this moment, which was captured on video and has since gone viral, receiving more than 54 million views on social media platforms.

  • ModGolf Podcast: "It's All About The Putt!" Shaping The History and Future of Miniature Golf

    In this epsiode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Scott Lundmark, the President of Adventure Golf & Sports.

    "I joined the business over 16 years ago, but even before that my father would talk about potential clients saying. 'Well, I don't know if I want miniature golf at my Family Entertainment facility because it's kind of going out of style.' But miniature golf is one of those activities and attractions that will never go out of style."

    - Scott Lundmark, President of Adventure Golf & Sports

  • ModGolf Podcast: Embracing A "Give First" Mindset To Successfully Start And Scale Business Ventures

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with the founder and CEO of Lag Shot Golf and Scratch Golf Academy, Gary Guerrero.

    "One of my philosophies is to give as much away for free as I possibly can on the front end. The more you give away for free, the more you're going to get on the back end as far as currency and customer loyalty."

    - Gary Guerrero Jr., Founder and CEO of Lag Shot Golf and Scratch Golf Academy

  • ModGolf Podcast: Celebrating Over 25 Years In Golf Radio

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston speaks with Danielle Tucker, Creator And Host Of The Golf Club Radio Show, which is broadcast worldwide from Hawaii on Saturday mornings. 

    "I'm not sure that I discovered it, but I let out the part of me that loves to communicate with people. The part of me that likes to talk and learn about people, places and things, what they do and incorporate some of the wisdom they have that I may not have even thought of."

    - Danielle Tucker, Creator And Host Of The Golf Club Radio Show

  • ModGolf Podcast: Creating A Sustainable Golf Future Through The "Seventh Generation Principle"

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Steve Tooshkenig, CPGA Golf Professional and inspirational Indigenous Speaker.

    "Walk in that good way, helping and sharing your journey so those before you can smile."

    - Steve Tooshkenig

  • The ModGolf Podcast: The Healing Power Of Golf For Kids

    In this episode of The ModGolf Podcast show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Kevin Corn who is a PGA Head Golf Professional and the creator of the Pediatric Hospital Golf Program. 

     "You'll see them literally laying down in bed on their sides swinging. We've had the kids with severe burns to hands and arms and all over the body that don't have fingers. They still swing on their own holding the golf club. It's a very, very powerful afternoon and no better way to spend a day off than in there with the kids hitting golf balls and teaching them and helping them get better through golf." 

    - Kevin Corn - PGA Head Golf Professional and Pediatric Hospital Golf Program Creator

  • The ModGolf Podcast: The Rise Of Golf In Uganda

    In the latest edition of the ModGolf Podcast, show host and creator Colin Weston speaks with Isaiah Mwesige, CEO of the AFRIYEA Golf Academy, regarding the rise of the game in Uganda and what Mwesige is doing to help facilitate that growth. 

    "I was trying to use my real life experience and what I went through when I was younger. I used some strategies of being in the same position as all those kids who come from families who do not have access into the game of golf. I did some research and discovered that there was a need for a golf academy to create a pathway for these kids to learn and play the game."

    - Isaiah Mwesige, CEO of The AFRIYEA Golf Academy

  • Video: 'This or That' 10 Questions With Brooke Henderson

     With the CPKC Women's Open on the horizon at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, Media Day at the host club seemed a good time to engage in a version of 'This or That' - 10 questions with Canada's Brooke Henderson, the 13-time LPGA winner and 2018 CPKC Women's Open Champion.

    LPGA Certified Golf Coach & BC Golf contributor Shayain Gustavsp (@coachshayain) caught up with Brooke during the media day held at Shaughnessy prior to the CPKC Open to get her take on 'This or That' - Canadian style...


  • ModGolf Podcast: You Are The CEO Of Your Life

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Claude Brousseau, Director Of Player Development At Wailea Golf Academy on Maui in Hawaii.

    "I live by investing 86,400 seconds per day to obtain the highest ROI possible on fulfillment and mindfulness. My purpose in this life is to make a difference in other people's lives".

    - Claude Brousseau, PGA Master Professional and Director of Player Development at The Wailea Golf Academy

  • ModGolf Podcast: Creating An Engaging Space For Like-Minded Golfers

    In the second episode of the ModGolf Podcast for season 14 show creator and host, Colin Weston, chats with Paul McEldon the CEO of Clubface-golf.com, which is a social network just about golf, for golf and only golf.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: The Quest To Amplify Fan Engagement

    In the opening segment of season 14 on the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston speaks with Preston Phillips, Sport & Entertainment Entrepreneur, Investor & Advisor.

    Colin met Phillips on a HYPE Sports Innovation "Ask Me Anything" webinar and was so impressed with his genuine desire to help entrepreneurs and their companies that he had to invite him on the show to share his experiences with you.

  • Capilano Golf & Country Club Considers Application Of Prospective New Member

    Capilano Golf & Country Club Entertained A Prospective New Member Recently - Twitter Screen Grab

    At British Columbia Golf we are staunchly in support of 'diversity & inclusion' in golf and indeed in all sports. We might have some 'safety of environment' concerns in this specific instance, however.

    Jeremy Watt posted this video on Twitter of an 'uninvited' guest at the venerable golf club in West Vancouver.

  • Video: PGA Championship Cult Hero Michael Block In Epic Home Club Ad

    Pretty much everyone who follows golf and a whole lot who maybe don't became aware of Michael Block during the recent PGA Championship held at Oak Hill CC in Rochester, New York.

    Block's engaging 'everyday man' personality, combined with his stellar play, which included a slam dunk hole-in-one during his final round pairing with Roy McIlroy, brought the Head PGA Professional to the forefront of the tournament's TV broadcasts and into millions of homes.

  • Video: Arnie Shows Us How...And How Not...To Skip a Ball Over Water

    The King, aka Arnold Palmer, may have left us a few years ago...but he'll never truly be gone. His impact on the game of golf and his countless adoring fans is something we will always cherish.

    Perhaps one of the biggest impacts Palmer had on golf was due to his desire to always give back to the game. Included in this treasure trove of contributions, made in so many forms, is this video Arnie made a few years back explaining the art of skipping a golf ball across water and getting it on the green on the other side. 

    It isn't apparent immediately, but Arnie's sense of humour is the key to this clip. Listen carefully as he takes us through the initial attempts and then to the triumphant shot at the end. RIP Mr. Palmer.


  • Adam Fine’s ‘Not A Scratch Golfer’ Videos On YouTube Strike A Chord With High-handicappers

    Vancouver's Adam Fine Found Golf Helped Him Through A Life-Threatening Illness - YouTube Photo Capture

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Fine grew up not far from Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park, where he and his buddies were regulars at the local pitch and putt course. “It is possible I played there a thousand times,” Fine says.

    Yet he didn’t consider himself a golfer.

    “Pitch and putt I always loved, golf itself was an absolute non-starter,” he says. Then golf helped save his life and everything changed for Fine. He’s now not only an avid golfer, but the game he embraced during a life-threatening illness provides him his living.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Time Is Our Most Precious Commodity

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston, met Brian Esposito, the founder & CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, on a HYPE Sports Innovation "Ask Me Anything" webinar and was so impressed with his genuine desire to help entrepreneurs and their companies that he felt compelled to invite him on the show to share his experiences with you.

    "I have a simple rule with what I build. When they're my companies it's my ass on the line, so it's my rules. But when they are other people's companies like the great startups that I get to work with it's their vision, their passion. I'm there to support them and be a turnkey resource for whatever needs to be done, a utility player."

  • The ModGolf Podcast: You Don't Know What It's Like To Work For You

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Scott Stratten the creator of UnMarketing. Stratten and host Weston dig into the bitter rivalry between The PGA TOUR and LIV Golf and explore the messaging behind their actions one year into the emergence of the upstart tour.

    Stratten is one of the leading speakers/authors in the world when it comes to helping audiences embrace the age of disruption and look at business differently using the pillars of integrity, authenticity and community.

  • Changing The Stereotype Of The "Ladies Tees" In Golf

    image courtesy FairwayVision/Duncan O'Brien

    Back in 2019, British Columbia Golf held its Annual General Meeting at Tsawwassen Springs with some special invited guest speakers. One of those guest speakers was USGA Agronomist Larry Gilhuly. Mr. Gilhuly's presentation at that time focussed on the growing need to recognize the value of 'forward tees' for a large portion of the golf population, and definitely not just women. BC Golf writer/reporter Brad Ziemer wrote about Gilhuly's thoughts and reasonings on the subject and you can read that story HERE. Below we share a story written recently by Libby Gilliland for GolfPass.com. She carries on the conversation from a woman's perspective and makes some excellent points. 

    By Libby Gilliland/GolfPass.com

    Part of the reason golfers love the game is its variety.

    The morning maintenance crew sets up a new course every day, making each round a new challenge. New pin locations, varying green speeds and thickness of the rough are all alterable factors that change the way the game needs to be approached.

    These physical changes add excitement to each round, but beyond that, there is one key decision every golfer makes when he or she tees it up: picking which tee box to play. This has led to what I believe to be one of the most negative stereotypes in golf - the notion of "ladies tees." It's a term I'd love to see disappear. So would a lot of other women.

    Click HERE to see the complete story...

  • Video: How Golf Saved My Life - The Story Of BC's Adam Fine & His Journey

    In the words of Vancouverite Adam Fine, "Golf helped me persevere through the most difficult chapter of my life."

    As Fine explains:

    "In 2015 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune liver disease. I began playing twilight golf at Harding Park in San Francisco to distract myself from the slow deterioration of my health. My passion for golf grew into an obsession, and I played frequently until I received a liver transplant in 2018. After recovering from my surgery, I was fortunate to enjoy playing rounds of golf at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and other bucket list golf courses."

    He goes on to tell the story about one of the first things he found out about the person from whom he received his life-saving opportunity, "Later, I learned that I share a special connection with my liver donor, who shared my passion for golf."

    In this video Adam Fine explains the hugely important role the game of golf played in not only dealing with his situation but in his rehabilitation and his life going forward.


  • Breaking Down Barriers To Create The Next Generation Of Golf Legends

    In this edition of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston speaks with board member and advisor for The Society 61 Foundation, Jewel Love. Society 61 is a clothing brand for golfers designed to honour the pioneers from the past who paved the way for the culturally diverse sport that golf is today.

    "We are very clear and incredibly focused. We're not playing around because this is not a little thing. This is big in our minds and we are giving everything we have because we believe in and know that these young people, they deserve to see this industry in a way that we have not."

    - Jewel Love, Board Member and Advisor for Society 61 and The Society 61 Foundation